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Lecturer in Public Health

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Open date: September 29th, 2020

Last review date: Sunday, Jul 11, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Wednesday, Sep 29, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

The Department of Family Medicine and Public Health at the University of California, San Diego ( is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body and has occasional openings for temporary non-tenure track lecturers (Unit 18) for Academic years 20/21 and 21/22.

The Public Health faculty, staff, and programs of Family Medicine and Public Health will soon transfer to the Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity Science, and appointment may be in the new School. The School will have approximately 80 salaried faculty, over 150 staff, and be comprised of faculty coming from divisions of Behavioral Medicine, Biostatistics & Bioinformatics, Epidemiology, Global Health, Health Policy, and Preventive Medicine. The Department has strong collaborative research programs facilitated by Research Centers of Excellence focused on Wireless and Population Health Systems, Health Promotion and Equity, Women's Health, Tobacco Control, Cardiovascular Epidemiology and Prevention, and Integrative Health.

Courses in which lecturers may be needed include BS undergraduate and graduate courses including but not limited to:

FMPH 40 - Introduction to Public Health
FMPH 101 - Epidemiology
FMPH 110 - Health Behavior and Chronic Diseases
FMPH 120 - Health Policies for Healthy Lifestyles
FMPH 130 - Environmental and Occupational Health
FMPH 193,194 - Public Health Capstone sequence
FMPH 196a,b,c - Honors Program sequence

FMPH 401 - Introduction to Epidemiology
FMPH 402 - Introduction to Health Behavior
FMPH 403 - Public Health Research Methods
FMPH 404 - Environmental Health
FMPH 405 - Health Policy and Management
FMPH 406 - Scientific Writing
FMPH 410 - Health Behavior Interventions
FMPH 411 - Measurement and Program Evaluation
FMPH 412 - Scale Development for Behavioral Health Measurement
FMPH 413 - Ethics in Public Health Research/Practice
FMPH 415 - Advanced Epidemiological Methods
FMPH 416 - Environmental Epidemiology
FMPH 417 - Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology
FMPH 418 - Emerging and Re-emerging Infectious Diseases
FMPH 467 - Cancer: Cause and Prevention

The full description of the Public Health degree programs and courses offered by the Department of Family Medicine and Public Health can be found in the online course catalog: Undergrad; Grad

Candidates must have a doctoral degree in Public Health or a related field completed by the date of appointment or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Candidates with prior research or practice experience relevant to the course(s) to which they are applying to teach and/or prior college level teaching experience are preferred, experience can be as a teaching assistant.

Appointees must comply with Department / School and University instructions, deadlines and policies regarding course scheduling, and are expected to be flexible with regards to the scheduling of their classes to accommodate the limited space availability for classrooms during standard business hours. Public Health courses will be offered in person, remotely, or a combination thereof at the discretion and need of the School or University. Appointments may be part or full time, for 1, 2, or 3 classes per quarter and 1, 2, or 3 quarters in duration in an academic year. In the application, specify the courses or academic area(s) in which you are qualified to teach. We are especially interested in recruiting candidates committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and who will make a strong and meaningful contribution to the development of a campus climate that supports that commitment.

A link to the full description of the series is provided for your review:
Lecturer and Senior Lecturer Series - see :
Salary is based on the University of California pay scales.

Applications must be submitted through the University of California San Diego’s Academic Personnel RECRUIT system:

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Applicants should summarize their past or potential contributions to diversity. See our Faculty Equity site for more information.

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)